Hackathons

  • Facebook Journalism Project: A Complete Guide

    … efforts to disrupt the financial incentives for spammers. In addition, we launched a program to work with third-party fact-checking organizations that are signatories of Poynter’s International Fact Checking Code of Principles to identify hoaxes on Facebook. This problem is much bigger than any one platform, and it’s important for all of us to work together to minimize its reach. Readers: We realize it’s a lot to digest, but what are your initial thoughts on the Facebook Journalism Project? …

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  • Facebook’s Favorite Hacks of 2016

    … With 2016 coming to an end, Facebook shared its favorite hacks for the year from the many hackathons it hosted. The social network pointed out that its initial hackathon of 2016 was also its 50th companywide hackathon, so it was dubbed the Global Hack Jubilee. Facebook also highlighted its Voyager transponder, saying in a blog post…

    David Cohen/ AllTwitterin Social Facebook- 19 readers -
  • Twitter Announces Twitter Developer Communities

    … said Twitter Developer Communities can range from small workshops to larger meetups and hackathons, enabling developers to connect, learn and share best practices, and she offered more insights into the thinking behind the program in her blog post: In March, we hosted several regional meetups for our #HelloWorldTour, and it became clear…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Twitter- 15 readers -
  • Videos Can Now Be Added to Facebook Comments

    … Facebook’s 50th Hackathon in February, and Baldwin wrote that it is available via desktop, web, iOS and Android by clicking the camera icon next to the comment field. Baldwin described how the feature was created during Facebook’s 50th Hackathon: At the hackathon, we coded as quickly as we could all day, and by the evening, we could feel the pieces…

    David Cohen/ AllTwitterin Facebook- 7 readers -
  • Facebook’s Best Hacks of 2015

    … Facebook’s famous hackathons have spawned many a new product and feature, and emerging markets product manager Chris Marra looked back at the social network’s favorite hacks of 2015. Marra said in a blog post: Every year, we host a number of hackathons across the globe, where teams come together for a few days to brainstorm, build for fun…

    David Cohen/ Inside Facebookin Facebook- 9 readers -
  • Facebook Releases 2016 Hacker Cup Schedule

    … a prototype for a major product like Timeline at a hackathon, creating a smarter search algorithm or tearing down walls at our new headquarters, we’re always hacking to find better ways to solve problems. In the Hacker Cup, programmers from around the world will be judged on accuracy and speed as they race to solve algorithmic problems to advance…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social Facebook- 18 readers -
  • Facebook iPhone Users Can Find, Share Links Without Browsers

    … that content with their friends. Engineering manager Tom Whitnah described the motivation behind Add a Link in a post on Facebook’s engineering blog: In January, Rousseau Kazi, a product manager who works on search, was frustrated again by how hard it was to share a link on his iPhone. He had to leave Facebook, open a browser, go to a Web search engine…

    David Cohen/ AllTwitterin Social Facebook- 39 readers -
  • Facebook Adds Emoji to Messenger Thread Titles

    … By David Cohen on Jan. 29, 2015 - 10:05 AM One of the fruits of Facebook’s recent hackathon in Seattle’s Space Needle was introduced Wednesday by software engineer Bob Baldwin, who announced in a Facebook post that thread titles in the social network’s Messenger application can now include emoji. Baldwin wrote: You can now put emoji in Facebook Messenger thread titles! I built this at a Facebook Seattle hackathon in the Space Needle a couple of weeks ago. Enjoy! Readers: What do you think of this new feature? …

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social Facebook- 5 readers -
  • Facebook Highlights 2014 Hacks

    … The hacker culture was alive and well within Facebook Engineering in 2014, as the company held 17 hackathons over the course of the year. Six of the social network’s favorite hacks of 2014 were highlighted in a blog post. The introduction to the post reads: We’ve celebrated a lot of big moments and launches over the last year — Facebook’s…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social- 17 readers -
  • Facebook Adds Stickers to Comments

    …. Stickers in comments will roll out worldwide over the next day or so. Enjoy! Readers: Will you begin adding stickers to your comments? Screenshot of the ability to add stickers to comments in groups (below) courtesy of Evyatar Shpilman, VisualCommU. …

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social Facebook- 13 readers -
  • Next on Mark Zuckerberg’s Itinerary: Indonesia

    … Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s travels related to Internet.org brought him to Indonesia this past weekend, where he met with President-elect Joko Widodo, and where the social network hosted an Internet.org developer workshop in Jakarta with Ericsson and mobile carrier XL Axiata. Zuckerberg’s trip to Indonesia started…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social Facebook- 6 readers -
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